By: Ryan O'Connell
Narrated by: Ryan O'Connell
Length: 4 hours 6 minutes
NOW a NETFLIX series entitled Special from Executive Producer JIM PARSONS starring RYAN O‘CONNELL as himself.
From the beloved blogger turned voice of an online generation, an unforgettable and hilarious memoir-meets-manifesto exploring what it means to be a millennial gay man living with cerebral palsy, which VICE calls “a younger, gay version... Read more »
By: Luisa Capetillo
Narrated by: Melanie Martinez & Félix V. Matos Rodríguez
Length: 7 hours 12 minutes
The groundbreaking feminist and socialist writings of Puerto Rican author and activist Luisa Capetillo
A Penguin Classic
In 1915, Puerto Rican activist Luisa Capetillo was arrested and acquitted for being the first woman to wear men's trousers publicly. While this act of gender-nonconforming rebellion elevated her to feminist icon status in modern... Read more »
By: Kevin Pollak
Narrated by: Kevin Pollak
Length: 8 hours 4 minutes
Kevin Pollak rose through the comedy club ranks at the feet of Don Rickles and Bill Cosby, Johnny Carson and George Carlin. Named one of Comedy Central’s Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All Time, he’s a killer impressionist—Falk, Shatner, Walken, Nicholson—a versatile actor with one of the most respected filmographies around, and an Internet...Read more » Learn more
By: Audre Lorde
Narrated by: Robin Eller
Length: 7 hours 31 minutes
Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action... Read more »Learn more
By: Angela Y. Davis
Narrated by: Angela Davis & Coleen Marlo
Length: 5 hours 47 minutes
In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world.
Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today's... Read more »
By: Rebekah Taussig
Narrated by: Rebekah Taussig
Length: 7 hours 33 minutes
A memoir-in-essays from disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty Rebekah Taussig, processing a lifetime of memories to paint a beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most.
Growing up as a paralyzed girl during the 90s and early 2000s, Rebekah Taussig only saw disability depicted...Read more » Learn more
By: Robin Wall Kimmerer
Narrated by: Robin Wall Kimmerer
Length: 7 hours 46 minutes
Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. Gathering Moss is a beautifully written mix of science and personal reflection that invites listeners to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses.
Robin Wall Kimmerer's book is not an identification guide,... Read more »
By: Esmé Weijun Wang
Narrated by: Esmé Weijun Wang
Length: 7 hours 51 minutes
Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting Award
An intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with the effects of mental and chronic illness, The Collected Schizophrenias cuts right to the core. Schizophrenia is not a single unifying...Read more » Learn more
The winner of the NBCC Award for Poetry offers up a spirited collection of short lyric essays, written daily over a tumultuous year, reminding us of the purpose and pleasure of praising, extolling, and celebrating ordinary wonders. Ross Gay's The Book of Delights is a genre-defying book of essays- some as short as a paragraph; some as long as... Read more »Learn more
By: Samantha Irby
Narrated by: Samantha Irby
Length: 7 hours 39 minutes
Smart, edgy, hilarious, and unabashedly raunchy New York Times bestselling author Samantha Irby explodes off the printed page in her uproarious first collection of essays.
Irby laughs her way through tragicomic mishaps, neuroses, and taboos as she struggles through adulthood: chin hairs, depression, bad sex, failed relationships, masturbation,... Read more »
By: Tara Schuster
Narrated by: Tara Schuster
Length: 11 hours 42 minutes
Brutally honest, often hilarious, hard-won lessons in learning to love and care for yourself from a former vice president at Comedy Central who was called “ahead of her time” by Jordan Peele
“You’re going to want Tara Schuster to become your new best friend.”—Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Untamed
“Compelling, persuasive,... Read more »
By: Adam Serwer
Narrated by: Adam Serwer
Length: 7 hours 35 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From an award-winning journalist at The Atlantic, these searing essays make a damning case that cruelty is not merely an unfortunate byproduct of the Trump administration but its main objective and the central theme of the American project.
“No writer better demonstrates how American dreams are so often sabotaged by... Read more »
By: David Sedaris
Narrated by: David Sedaris
Length: 13 hours 51 minutes
One of the most anticipated books of 2017: Boston Globe, New York Times Book Review, New York's "Vulture", The Week, Bustle, BookRiot
An NPR Best Book of 2017An AV Club Favorite Book of 2017A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017A Goodreads Choice Awards nominee
David Sedaris tells all in a book that is, literally, a lifetime in the making.
For... Read more »
By: Matt Siegel
Narrated by: Roger Wayne
Length: 5 hours 30 minutes
An irreverent, surprising, and entirely entertaining look at the little-known history surrounding the foods we know and love
Is Italian olive oil really Italian, or are we dipping our bread in lamp oil? Why are we masochistically drawn to foods that can hurt us, like hot peppers? Far from being a classic American dish, is apple pie actually . . ....Read more » Learn more
By: Doree Shafrir
Narrated by: Doree Shafrir
Length: 8 hours 49 minutes
An honest, witty, and insightful memoir about what happens when your coming-of-age comes later than expected
“Thanks for Waiting is the loving, wise, cuttingly funny older sister we all need in book form.”—Tara Schuster, author of Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies
Doree Shafrir spent much of her twenties and thirties feeling out of sync with her... Read more »
By: Tina Fey
Length: 5 hours 31 minutes
Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.
She has seen both these dreams come true.
At last, Tina Fey's... Read more »
By: Phoebe Robinson
Narrated by: Phoebe Robinson
Length: 8 hours 55 minutes
Entertainment Weekly, "Fall's 20 Must-Reads" (2018)
Essence, "Fall 2018 Guide to All Things Funny"
Bustle, "18 New Nonfiction Books to Know in October 2018"
"Robinson offers deft cultural criticism and hilarious personal anecdotes that will make readers laugh, cringe, and cry. Everything may indeed be trash but writing like this reminds us that... Read more »
By: Edward Abbey
Narrated by: Michael Kramer
Length: 11 hours 31 minutes
When Desert Solitaire was first published in 1968, it became the focus of a nationwide cult. Rude and sensitive. Thought-provoking and mystical. Angry and loving. Both Abbey and this book are all of these and more. Here, the legendary author of The Monkey Wrench Gang, Abbey's Road, and many other critically acclaimed books vividly captures the... Read more »Learn more
By: James Herriot
Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
Length: 15 hours 39 minutes
The classic multimillion copy bestseller
Delve into the magical, unforgettable world of James Herriot, the world's most beloved veterinarian, and his menagerie of heartwarming, funny, and tragic animal patients.
When this book was first published, it was merely a simple volume of memoirs by an unknown Scottish veterinarian. But within a year,...
By: James Herriot
Narrated by: Nicholas Ralph
Length: 15 hours 22 minutes
**This program is read by Nicholas Ralph, star of the PBS Masterpiece series**
A tie-in to the PBS Masterpiece series and Christmas special.
The first volume in the multimillion copy bestselling series.
Delve into the magical, unforgettable world of James Herriot, the world's most beloved veterinarian, and his menagerie of heartwarming, funny,...
By: Helen Macdonald
Narrated by: Helen Macdonald
Length: 11 hours 6 minutes
When Helen Macdonald’sfather died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experiencedfalconer captivated by hawks since childhood, she’d never before been temptedto train one of the most vicious predators: the goshawk. But in her grief, shesaw that the goshawk’s fierce and feral anger mirrored her own. Resolving topurchase and raise...Read more » Learn more
By: Timothy Snyder
Narrated by: Timothy Snyder
Length: 1 hours 47 minutes
#1 New York Times Bestseller • A historian of fascism offers a guide for surviving and resisting America's turn towards authoritarianism.
The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth... Read more »
By: Robert Evans
Narrated by: Tristan Morris
Length: 7 hours 42 minutes
A celebration of the brave, drunken pioneers who built our civilization one seemingly bad decision at a time, A Brief History of Vice explores a side of the past that mainstream history books prefer to hide. History has never been more fun—or more intoxicating.
Guns, germs, and steel might have transformed us from hunter-gatherers into modern... Read more »
By: David Sedaris
Narrated by: David Sedaris & Tracey Ullman
Length: 17 hours 8 minutes
There’s no right way to keep a diary, but if there’s an entertaining way, David Sedaris seems to have mastered it.
If it’s navel-gazing you’re after, you’ve come to the wrong place; ditto treacly self-examination. Rather, his observations turn outward: a fight between two men on a bus, a fight between two men on the street, pedestrians being... Read more »